This was a happy accidental meal. Or maybe an off road meal, where I threw things in a pot and let it do its thing, while hoping it worked.
Mid is now a floater. He’s steadily increasing in responsibility, and now has two stores he’s available for. The second store uses him for coverage.
It amounted to 15 hours of coverage today.
I needed a meal that I could set, forget, have it be edible when he got home, was a heavy protein hit to make up for that 15 hours of work, and wasn’t going to be too too expensive the night before pay day.
I do recommend ‘decent’ ingredients for this, since it’s so simple-but it will still probably work out to be cheaper than fast food, even, for a full meal. Serve it with a starchy grain or fried potatoes.
*I let mine come to a simmer over medium heat and then lowered to medium low for about an hour, flipping the sausage over once halfway through. You could probably raise the heat and cut the cooking time down.
1 good sized, decent quality Polish sausage. I used the fresh sausage from Wegmans, it’s generally pretty good.
1 can ale/light (as opposed to dark) beer
1 cup applesauce
Bring sausage, ale, and applesauce to a simmer and let cook down for about an hour.
Seriously. That simple, but the flavors from the beer and the applesauce do amazing things to the sausage.